quote; Is it really too much to ask for the original receipt for an in warranty replacement? Not unless you do a lot of business with the company and would have to sort through HUNDREDS of receipts, assuming you knew the approximate date for it. An "invoice" for the job, is not the same as a receipt for the heater's purchase. I do NOT have to "wait for a check from GE or Rheem". My wholesalers just exchange the tanks, sometimes with a "paperwork" fee but usually not. Bradford White, in this area, DOES require that the entire heater be returned, but the dealer then removes the nametag and scraps the tank, just like HD does. P.S., thanks for getting rid of that obnoxious avatar someone replaced mine with.